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Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 30 May 2016

Mexico City: Air Pollution Points to Climate Solutions

By Laura Yaniz, AIDA social media manager (originally published in Animal Político ) Smog causes continuous environmental alerts in Mexico City. But...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 May 2016

IACHR urges Peru to protect 14 additional people affected by pollution in La Oroya

The Commission did so by extending the precautionary measures originally granted in 2007. The decision arrives six years after it was requested, and confirms the severity of health deterioration in La Oroya.read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 21 April 2016

Colombian court bans oil, gas and mining operations in paramos

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against a controversial legal loophole permitting oil, gas and mining operations in the country’s paramos...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 28 January 2016

My first visit to La Oroya

By Rodrigo da Costa Sales, AIDA attorney “What do you think of La Oroya?” a local resident asked me the first time we met. Honestly, I wasn’t quite...read more

Freshwater Sources, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 30 December 2015

10 Environmental Victories Latin America Applauded in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to draw your attention to the environmental stories and successes that make us so proud to do what we do. Our...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 6 November 2015

Still Waiting for Justice in La Oroya

Part 1 of a 2-Part Series on the Human Rights Situation in La Oroya, Peru. By María José Veramendi Villa Juana [1] is tired. She and her neighbors...read more

Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 29 October 2015

Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: A life jacket in times of climate change

By Florencia Ortuzar, AIDA attorney They’re all around you – the air conditioner hanging from your neighbor’s window, the charcoal powering your...read more

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 11 October 2015

5 Major AIDA Achievements of the Past 6 Months

1. Colombia Suspends Aerial Spraying of Glyphosate In May 2015, Colombia announced its intentions to suspend the aerial spraying of a toxic herbicide...read more

Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 16 September 2015

A World Without Ozone

By Laura Yaniz In Mexico, on September 16th, people rest from a night of partying, and so does the sky. In that country, Independence Day begins...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 24 August 2015

Indifference to life and health in Peru

By María José Veramendi Villa, @MaJoVeramendi In Peru, every year around 400 children die of cold. I learned this dramatic figure a few weeks ago...read more

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